Can I Collect Benefits If I Quit Or Am Fired From My Job?

If you quit your job without good cause, you cannot get benefits. There are exceptions occasionally when good cause is established. If you were fired for just cause you may not qualify for benefits. Just cause includes but is not limited to:
  • Giving false information on a job application.
  • Knowingly breaking an employer's rules.
  • Unexcused absence or tardiness.
  • Purposely damaging employer property.
  • Refusal to obey employer instructions.
  • Reporting to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Consuming drugs or alcohol on the job.
  • Conduct that threatens the safety of others.
  • Conviction and imprisonment for a serious crime.
  • Breach of a duty you owed your employer.

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Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment for employees attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.

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